Controlling the Triad of Facial Aging

by | Apr 9, 2014

Controlling the Triad of Facial AgingWhen you experience the signs of aging on your face, you are actually undergoing three distinct changes that conspire to affect your overall appearance. This triad of facial aging includes:

  • Changes in the skin
  • Loss of facial volume
  • Sagging tissues

As we age, the reproduction of skin cells slows, as does the body’s ability to generate collagen and elastin, which help maintain skin elasticity. This causes the outer layer of skin to receive greater exposure to elements that contribute to drier, wrinkled skin. With aging, our bodies also alter the manner in which they store fat. Cheeks that were once youthfully plump can sag with the shifting of fat, leading to the appearance of hollows or bags under the eyes. Gravity works in conjunction with other effects of aging to tug your facial tissues out of their youthful position, causing jowls, facial folds and sagging skin. This loose, drooping skin can further accentuate your loss of facial volume. We offer many options for reversing the signs of aging and restoring your more youthful facial appearance. You may benefit from:

One of these procedures may be sufficient to address your specific issue or a combination of procedures may be what you need to achieve your aesthetic goals. To learn more about face lift surgery and your facial rejuvenation options, please contact Dr. Richard Brown today to schedule your consultation in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area.